Crowns Tampa at Upshaw Dental Studio

Dental Crowns in Tampa, FL - Upshaw Dental Studio

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown, often referred to as a "cap," is a handmade restoration that covers the entire visible portion of a specific tooth. It is designed to mimic the shape, size, and color of your other teeth, providing strength, protection, and an attractive appearance. We use them to protect structurally compromised teeth, when smaller restorations like fillings are no longer appropriate.
Dental crowns are typically crafted from durable materials such as porcelain, ceramic, or high-noble alloys, ensuring long-lasting results.

When are Dental Crowns Recommended?

Dental crowns are recommended for various dental issues, including:

Structural Damage

When a tooth has extensive decay or large cracks that cannot be adequately repaired with a dental filling, a crown helps restore its structure and function. Covering the entire tooth prevents further damage during everyday wear, preventing additional deterioration.


Root Canal Treated teeth

After undergoing root canal therapy, a dental crown is often placed to protect the treated tooth and restore its appearance. Since the tooth is no longer alive with a vital nerve supply, the crown reinforces the more brittle tooth structure.


Fractured (Broken) Teeth

Dental crowns can be used to fix fractured or broken teeth.


Dental Implants

Dental crowns are used to complete the restorative phase of dental implant treatment, providing a natural-looking “tooth” on top of the implant abutment.


Cosmetic Enhancement

Dental crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes when veneers are not appropriate, such as improving the appearance of misshapen, discolored, or severely stained teeth.


How to Care for Your New Crown

Proper care and maintenance are crucial to prolonging the lifespan of your dental crown. Follow these essential tips:

  • Practice Good Oral Hygiene: Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily, paying attention to the area where the crown meets the gum line. Flossing around your crown is crucial to prevent new areas of decay around your restoration.
  • Avoid Chewing Hard or Sticky Foods: Dental crowns are durable, but excessive force or biting on hard objects may damage or chip them. Avoid chewing ice, hard candies, biting your nails, or chewing on other hard objects.
  • Visit Our Tampa Dentist Regularly: Schedule routine dental check-ups to ensure your crown and overall oral health are in good shape. Dr. Upshaw will assess the integrity of your crown and other dental work to make sure everything is holding up nicely.
Dental Crowns in Tampa, FL - Upshaw Dental Studio

Crowns vs. Dental Fillings:

While dental fillings are suitable for smaller areas of tooth decay, dental crowns are recommended for more extensive damage when the overall tooth structure and longevity of the tooth are compromised. Unlike fillings, which are placed inside the tooth, crowns cover the entire tooth structure, providing increased protection and weight distribution. Dental crowns are also a preferred option for cosmetic improvements or when a tooth requires additional structural support beyond that of veneer treatment.

Dental Crowns in Tampa, FL - Upshaw Dental Studio
Dental Crowns in Tampa, FL - Upshaw Dental Studio

Planning Your Treatment

At Upshaw Dental Studio, Dr. Maria Upshaw will carefully evaluate your oral health and discuss your goals to create a personalized treatment plan. During your consultation, she will explain the crown placement process, answer any questions you may have, and address any concerns. Digital imaging and impressions may be taken to ensure the crown is customized to fit your unique smile.

Sedation Dentistry Available

Upshaw Dental Studio offers in-house sedation dentistry upon request. Choose between nitrous oxide sedation (laughing gas) or oral conscious sedation for a relaxed and comfortable dental visit. Sedation dentistry allows you to complete necessary treatments minimizing any dental anxiety or potential discomfort.

Dental Crowns in Tampa, FL - Upshaw Dental Studio

Tampa Dental Crown Exams

Upshaw Dental Studio in Tampa, FL is dedicated to transforming smiles through exceptional restorative care. To learn more about our custom dental crowns, reserve an appointment with Dr. Upshaw today.